SOCIAL MEDIA

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Another Round


Heben and Tracy are amazing storytellers!!!! When I'm listening to them, I feel like we are friends and they are just being real. They have an upbeat vibe as they talk about race and how they experience life as 2 amazing black women. For me, this is just one more lens into life experiences I don't have as a white woman. 

By The Book


This podcast is so fun! The two hosts, Kristin and Jolenta, follow a sled help book to the letter for two weeks. They comment on their experience and record parts of the process. I listen to this for a little break from life.

Happier in Hollywood


This podcast is a spin off of the long time Happier by Gretchen Rubin podcast. This one is led by Liz Craft and her writing partner Sarah Feign. They currently are writers in Hollywood and they concentrate on being happier at work, the writing profession, and balancing life in Hollywood. It's fun, funny, and informative. And they swear. I like that. 

The Productivity Podcast


I pick and choose different episodes just to be inspired about tidbits on using tech tools to productivity. An interview on an employer from canva and a business woman that uses trello for personal productivity have been impactful in my daily productivity. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun

The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think Gretchen Rubin is my soul sister. Except we have different "Tendencies." I couldn't stop writing little tidbits on post-its as she said so many things I connected with. Each month, she focused on one different thing to be happier each month. This is one I need to buy the hard copy of. I need a highlighter. I need to remember to do happier things in my relationship with my husband, kids and friends. I also need to remember that it's ok to just be me. I pretty much jumped for joy when she said she didn't love playing with her kids. I really relate to Gretchen, which is also why I listened to her "Happier" podcast in my hardest times this year.

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Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur by Cara Alwill Leyba
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This girl is speaks my language! Chanel bags, luxurious lifestyle - because she earned it. This book consisted of several interviews with successful business women and I loved the little tidbits I gained about being a more confident woman in the workplace -both in my side hustle and the library. I really appreciated listening to this entire book one dreary day while I took care of my kids, cleaned my house, and dreamed of a day outside my home. With champagne.

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Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love

Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love Mastering Your Mean Girl: The No-BS Guide to Silencing Your Inner Critic and Becoming Wildly Wealthy, Fabulously Healthy, and Bursting with Love by Melissa Ambrosini
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you haven't jumped on the PD bandwagon, this is a great starter book! I'll be personally recommending it to all of the women (and maybe even men) in my life! Each chapter holds a little of so many of the other books I've read in the last year. Productivity, positive thinking, re-framing your thoughts to be happier, healthy eating, and even grief. So many of the other books like this I have read, I have thought, "But does she really REALLY get it? Has she lived through terrible grief or a personal health scare?" And the answer for this one is YES! I connected with Melissa on quite a few things, and some things I didn't identify with still helped me look through a window of lives I see in person so frequently. Her accent is delightful to listen to and she has a podcast to enjoy as well (The Melissa Ambrosini Show)

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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved so much of this! A book that starts off with the example of an adult figure skater certainly got my attention! So much of my library and coaching jobs are creative and this was a such a great inspiration to keep going! I loved hearing about her struggles as a writer and really connected with her on not wanting to have my creative outlets take the burden of providing for my family. I'm also getting even more excited to continue working on a personal blog and update my work one.

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